July 29, 2021 – This unhealthy relationship can often lead to the comparison of your own life to others. Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem can form as a result. 

“Everyone’s got their business out there. I do like to use it sometimes if I want to post a little pic on the gram, so my friends can see me looking cute and stuff, but other than that, I don’t like to use it too much because I don’t like to let that stuff distract me from my real goals,” said Instagram user, Antonio.

Briana, a TikTok user, says, “If I don’t have my phone or social media, I feel like I am cut off from the world. I will watch a couple of TikToks and look at my phone and it is 4 hours later! That happens very often. Everyday.”

To give your mind a break, Dr. Lackings recommends doing a social detox! Turn off your notifications and restrict phone/tablet use. You can also delete the application for a few days, maybe longer!


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